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I've been starting to train at home again.....but it is hard to do so without a studio to go to and with no one pushing me to work harder <_< .

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Yep, that's whats hard about having a holiday, and making the comeback.

It's like you want to get back in fast but you can't coz your unfit, and you don't have the club surroundings or personal trainer to keep you pushed

but as long as you don't try to push yourself "too" hard, you will have fun and keep the desire at a high level, and it will all come eventually.

like my master always said, just gotta get back up that hill. :p push push push!

I'm lazy at the mo, kicks are easier for me to do so i'll go all out with them for now, then knees and then upper body. Elbows are easy tho..

Of course putting all weapons together (punches,elbows,knees,kicks,grappling) is the only way to go. :rolleyes:

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I have a ranking test tonght. Been training hard all month for it since we do Kumite for ranks.

Osu!

THAT IS AWESOME!!! GOOD LUCK TO YOU MATE!!! You can be just like Frank Dux!

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When I was a child - Judo for 3 years.......all forgotten.

Currently - Wushu (changchuan and associated weapons like broadsword, staff, rope dart, 9 section chain) for about 11 years and I still suck very badly. I learn one form, and I forget another.

In college - Wing Chun for 2 years....completely forgotten.

In college - Mixed martial arts (before it was known as mixed martial arts....our teacher just called it street fighting) for about 3 years...I used to be quite the thug, but now I'm old, decrepit, and completely out of practice.

Currently - Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu iaido for about 2 years and still very much a beginner.

Currently - Omote Senke sado for almost a year....not really a martial art, but still an art.

My martial skills are completely crap, but it still interests me to study.

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Osu! I passed.

I dont want to be like Frank Dux he is a fraud! http://www.bullshido.com/articles/frank-dux-3.html

I am sore all over and my shins are crying but I wouldnt trade it for nothing!

CONGRATS!!! I will read that article later.....I don't know if I can believe it though....I would die a little inside for Bloodsport IS one of my all time favorite movies.

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CONGRATS!!! I will read that article later.....I don't know if I can believe it though....I would die a little inside for Bloodsport IS one of my all time favorite movies.

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Its sad to read.

I was blown away by the article. Yeah as lame as Bloodsport is,it is still fun to watch but the real story would make an amazing movie too!

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ITF Tae Kwon Do - 8 years now, carry a 2nd degree black belt.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - a little over 2 years now, have earned a blue belt. Wife is almost a blue belt as well :)

Everything prior was just dojo-hopping, experiencing the arts, instructors, etc before I settled.

I really want to train up for MMA, and hope to have an amateur match by the end of 2008 if I can ever stop working Overtime and get back into my gym routine. 48-hour work weeks on top of being married and having to teach don't leave much time for extra fun, unfortunately.

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  • 2 years later...

Time to resurrect this thread. :D

Have been doing Shorinkan Shorin-Ryu Karate for the last 9 years. I really should go twice a week, but with all my work commitments etc, its only once a week. I used to edit their magazine as well, which was fun but frustrating, I ended up writing many of the articles myself!

I did kenjitsu for awhile straight after Karate but I was too exhausted. I really need a break after 2 hours of training!

Whenever I'm learning a new kata I look up people who do it on Youtube and am amazed at how 'different' the katas look to the ones I know, even if the movements are the same.

Who else is training at the moment?

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Coincidentally, I actually just got done training earlier today.

I've been training in Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do on and off for around a year or so (I actually trained in it before this but it was years ago). I've also trained some Muay Thai (such as today), Boxing, and some FMA.

It's been difficult trying to get in shape with my schedule, but this adds some good motivation. Nothing like being sore for a couple days to help remind you how much more you need to hit the gym (and the heavy bag). :p

Whenever I'm learning a new kata I look up people who do it on Youtube and am amazed at how 'different' the katas look to the ones I know, even if the movements are the same.

Ah, martial arts stuff on Youtube. It often ranges the gamut from impressive, interesting, and informative to bad to hilarious--which often entails being so far from right that it's not even wrong.

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Coincidentally, I actually just got done training earlier today.

I've been training in Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do on and off for around a year or so (I actually trained in it before this but it was years ago). I've also trained some Muay Thai (such as today), Boxing, and some FMA.

It's been difficult trying to get in shape with my schedule, but this adds some good motivation. Nothing like being sore for a couple days to help remind you how much more you need to hit the gym (and the heavy bag). :p

Ah, martial arts stuff on Youtube. It often ranges the gamut from impressive, interesting, and informative to bad to hilarious--which often entails being so far from right that it's not even wrong.

Wow, talk about a day of ressurecting old threads...I was going to post my experiences until I noticed I already posted them, haha!

Still doing iaido and sado...here's our school's info:

http://musojikideneishinryu.blogspot.com/

http://clubs.ams.ubc.ca/clubs/iaido/

I think there's a godan floating around here from the same school...Chris, you reading this?

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I have taken a few months away from a lot of things, but I am about to hit capoeira harder than ever before again. I want to be able to play amazing and beautiful games like the mestres and profesors that teach me or i watch on youtube.

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I have taken a few months away from a lot of things, but I am about to hit capoeira harder than ever before again. I want to be able to play amazing and beautiful games like the mestres and profesors that teach me or i watch on youtube.

I can't tell if you are serious, or joking.

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Coincidentally, I actually just got done training earlier today.

I've been training in Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do on and off for around a year or so (I actually trained in it before this but it was years ago). I've also trained some Muay Thai (such as today), Boxing, and some FMA.

It's been difficult trying to get in shape with my schedule, but this adds some good motivation. Nothing like being sore for a couple days to help remind you how much more you need to hit the gym (and the heavy bag). :p

Ah, martial arts stuff on Youtube. It often ranges the gamut from impressive, interesting, and informative to bad to hilarious--which often entails being so far from right that it's not even wrong.

Why you should NOT learn martial arts from youtube:

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I am serious, in capoeira we strive to play what are called "beautiful games" of skill, trickery, and patience. While it is good for self defense our main goal is not so much killing each other but having fun with each other. Also I don't learn capoeira from watching youtube, I actually train at an academy, but I watch the vids on youtube for inspiration.

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I am serious, in capoeira we strive to play what are called "beautiful games" of skill, trickery, and patience. While it is good for self defense our main goal is not so much killing each other but having fun with each other. Also I don't learn capoeira from watching youtube, I actually train at an academy, but I watch the vids on youtube for inspiration.

No worries, my comments about Youtube weren't direceted at anyone in particular.

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I figured as much, that was more towards Agent One, as I didn't know which part in particular of my post he thought was a joke, or the whole thing. It's all good, we all study different things for different reason in different ways.

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I figured as much, that was more towards Agent One, as I didn't know which part in particular of my post he thought was a joke, or the whole thing. It's all good, we all study different things for different reason in different ways.

True. Whenever possible, I think it's better to learn from someone, in person, but I understand that for some places that are remote and good instructors are hard to come by, online learning or learning from books and videos is your only choice.

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Whoops lol I didn't mean I learn from online, i tried that long ago and that was a failure. I go to an academy here in Orlando for capoeira. Yeah capoeira as with most if not all martial arts needs to be learned from someone else, not through videos.

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I've always found capoeira fun to watch. It does appear more of a 'dance' between equals though...

Real martial arts cannot be learned through video... there are subtle things like 'weight' in hands etc that cannot be shown on video, they must be felt in the limbs, for example. Anyway, I still enjoy watching good martial arts!

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<!--quoteo(post=647975:date=Aug 26 2008, 06:49 PM:name=misterryno)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (misterryno @ Aug 26 2008, 06:49 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=647975"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->There are certain places you can go to be trained. It is an intense training course that usually lasts like a week(I think). I am not sure how you find it. I know that my old roomie who is now or already has become an instructor for it knew some people and that's how he found out. He is also an retired marine and everyone except for like 2 people in the class he took were retired military. One of the 2 that were not retired military was a professional kickboxer.

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Sounds like its right up my alley.

I've spent the majority of my time studying kung fu (Northern Shaolin Seven Star Praying Mantis) and have just recently started taking Krav Maga classes. You're always going to get people saying one style is better than another. It's kind of the nature of martial arts, unfortunately. You're not going to hear me say Krav is better than this style, or praying mantis is better than that style. What I will say is that Krav is definitely different than anything I've ever taken before (and I've been into martial arts for all but a few of my 37 years of life). I believe somebody in here stated that Krav isn't a martial art.....and this is true. It is a combat system. It's not artistic. It's down and dirty. It's ugly. It's mean. It's unfair. It's dishonest. It's MEANT to hurt somebody. There is no honor in Krav. Only survival. I know that sounds cheezy, but that's what it amounts to. They don't teach you discipline, or how to be a better man/woman. They expect you to already have that. And if you don't, or you have a bad attitude, or show that you'd abuse what you learn, they'll ask you to leave. Someone made mention that krav's ground system sucks. It may not be as indepth as, say....jiujitsu. However, it teaches most of the same principles. The main difference being that in krav maga, going to the ground is considered a no no and to be avoided whenever possible. It has it in it's system because you need to know what to do and how to escape. Ground fighting might be great in the ring....or even one on one all alone...but, most REAL fights are nothing like being in the ring nor are they against a single opponent, I know the fights that I've been in haven't been. Anyhow, Agent ONE, if you like to fight you'll LOVE krav maga. It's extremely aggressive and an amazing workout as well. There's a certain beauty in all fighting styles, I guess. But, if you're looking for the tradition and teachings of a martial art, krav may not be for you.

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I've spent the majority of my time studying kung fu (Northern Shaolin Seven Star Praying Mantis) and have just recently started taking Krav Maga classes. You're always going to get people saying one style is better than another. It's kind of the nature of martial arts, unfortunately. You're not going to hear me say Krav is better than this style, or praying mantis is better than that style. What I will say is that Krav is definitely different than anything I've ever taken before (and I've been into martial arts for all but a few of my 37 years of life). I believe somebody in here stated that Krav isn't a martial art.....and this is true. It is a combat system. It's not artistic. It's down and dirty. It's ugly. It's mean. It's unfair. It's dishonest. It's MEANT to hurt somebody. There is no honor in Krav. Only survival. I know that sounds cheezy, but that's what it amounts to. They don't teach you discipline, or how to be a better man/woman. They expect you to already have that. And if you don't, or you have a bad attitude, or show that you'd abuse what you learn, they'll ask you to leave. Someone made mention that krav's ground system sucks. It may not be as indepth as, say....jiujitsu. However, it teaches most of the same principles. The main difference being that in krav maga, going to the ground is considered a no no and to be avoided whenever possible. It has it in it's system because you need to know what to do and how to escape. Ground fighting might be great in the ring....or even one on one all alone...but, most REAL fights are nothing like being in the ring nor are they against a single opponent, I know the fights that I've been in haven't been. Anyhow, Agent ONE, if you like to fight you'll LOVE krav maga. It's extremely aggressive and an amazing workout as well. There's a certain beauty in all fighting styles, I guess. But, if you're looking for the tradition and teachings of a martial art, krav may not be for you.

I'm over a year into it, and I love it. You are right about it not being an art though. It is just for hurting and killing people. Nothing else. I always thought the beauty, balance, and discipline of martial arts was a waste of time. I'm already a great athlete, with amazing balance, no increase my killing power.

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Why you should NOT learn martial arts from youtube:

Gotta love the damn karate-practitioners (mostly americans) that believe that only because of wearing a gi they all of a sudden become sword masters. <_<

Oh, and forgot to mention their multi-colored multi-patched multi-ridicule uniforms <_<

As mentioned, I got back to Iaido couple year ago (ZNKR Seitei Iai, Muso Shinden Ryu & on January started Toyama Ryu). I'll be doing my ZNKR Shodan grading in November during the Latin-american Kendo championships :wacko:

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I am serious, in capoeira we strive to play what are called "beautiful games" of skill, trickery, and patience. While it is good for self defense our main goal is not so much killing each other but having fun with each other. Also I don't learn capoeira from watching youtube, I actually train at an academy, but I watch the vids on youtube for inspiration.

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Well, if thats what you want to learn, go for it. I suppose we just have different tastes.

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I want to study the art of the tactical carbine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_0WcOUE1G0

They run the course like a martial art, with a lot of basics and footwork. I study iaido and surprisingly, I found a lot of similarties between ancient sword techniques and modern tacticool shooting. I wouldn't be surprised if in 400 years, there will be some school studying Magpul Dynamic's carbine course as an ancient martial art.

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Well, if thats what you want to learn, go for it. I suppose we just have different tastes.

It was the only one to ever peak my interest. I am all ready a big guy so I never really cared to learn how to hurt people as I can do that easily, plus I have military combat training. I like the style and flow of capoeira, I like the constant movement of it all, the spontaneity, and the creativity.

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I want to study the art of the tactical carbine:

They run the course like a martial art, with a lot of basics and footwork. I study iaido and surprisingly, I found a lot of similarties between ancient sword techniques and modern tacticool shooting. I wouldn't be surprised if in 400 years, there will be some school studying Magpul Dynamic's carbine course as an ancient martial art.

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MUST.LEARN.TAKU-KARU-JUTSU :ph34r:

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I've been wanting to go back and earn my black belt at the Kenpo school I spent so much time at as a stupid kid-I was about half way through the system before I dropped out. I'm on the verge of finally being out of debt so it's definitely an option, but...as an adult I can see that the only reason why I ever bothered with Kenpo was because I dreamed of being able to hurt people; I'm not that person anymore, so I don't know. We'll see...

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I want to study the art of the tactical carbine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_0WcOUE1G0

They run the course like a martial art, with a lot of basics and footwork. I study iaido and surprisingly, I found a lot of similarties between ancient sword techniques and modern tacticool shooting. I wouldn't be surprised if in 400 years, there will be some school studying Magpul Dynamic's carbine course as an ancient martial art.

Sweet video, but I can just imagine Bolo Yeung popping out from under the ruble with a giant minigum saying: Cardboard not shoot back :D .

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Sweet video, but I can just imagine Bolo Yeung popping out from under the ruble with a giant minigum saying: Cardboard not shoot back :D .

Haha, it's kind of hard to practice on live targets, but I suppose you can practice with paint balls or airsoft.

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